The Next ‘Star Wars’ Film Is About to Make Black History

On Friday evening something happened that I thought I wouldn’t see for years. It was announced, thanks to Hollywood Reporter, that the next Star Wars movie will be written by J.D Dillard (Sleight) and Matt Owens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.DLuke Cage). Both of these men are African-American.

My mind was blown. For so many years I have ached to see a Star Wars movie told from the perspective of a person of color. Now, it seems, that dream will finally come true.

The film’s details have not been confirmed yet but there’s a rumor that the new film could be set on the Sith Planet of Exegol, which could potentially provide much-needed answers to the storyline of Palpatine and the Empire’s secret revival on the creepy planet.

And what is not certain as of right now is whether the film will be available to watch in cinemas or exclusively on Disney+. Whatever the case, this is exciting news, and I am ready for all of it.

What an announcement for Black History Month. Wow.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.

What’s Your Favorite Best Picture Nominee?

It’s been two weeks since Parasite made history as the first foreign film to win Best Picture and for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I thought it would be fun to ask you what Best Picture nominee would you have picked for Best Picture?

There’s Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood which, if reviews are anything to go by, was yet another Tarantino masterpiece. 1917 was receiving much praise after its Golden Globe win for both Best Picture and Best Director. Ford v. Ferrari didn’t get nominated at the Golden Globes but would snag a nomination for Best Picture, proving that the film starring Oscar-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale was really good after all. Joker‘s ride was electric after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival that resulted in an eight-minute-long standing ovation. Critics and casual viewers alike praised the film for bringing a darker side to comic book movies. Plus, Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the character was entrancing, helping the film escalate to Oscar status in style. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Best Picture Nominee?

The Dark Knight Lives (FIFTY-SIX)

The early morning, alive with the feverish buzz of Gotham’s citizens following the return of the city’s beloved knight, Batman, had left The Penguin seized in a fit of anxiety. The late morning, however, brought great news he wasn’t expecting.

After days apart from his dangerous female partners, Harley Quinn and Pamela Isley they returned, not as failures, but with the information he needed to get rid of his current greatest enemy; Robin.

Clasping his hands as he sat behind the desk in his office, he rocked back and forth in his rotating chair, thinking carefully. “Today is a big day for us,” he began. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (FIFTY-SIX)